Saturday, December 20, 2008

My pantry is like the widow woman's barrel...

As the Job hunting is active and frustrating,
the blessings are pouring on our family.

A couple of day ago,
our Relief society President showed up at our door
with some stuff for our family.
I was taken aback a little.
We ARE doing fine.
Not rolling on gold,
but things are working out and we are making it.
All I could say was:
After I finished putting everything away,
I looked at my pantry and it was absolutely full.
Tears welled up in my eyes.

I have to admit that it has been hard to accept things like that.
We much rather like being on the giving end...
But what we also realize is that we can't ignore the blessings
that are being bestowed upon us
and upon those giving Angel
at this point and time.

As I went to bed that night I kept thinking of the widow woman
who was faithful and fed Elijah
even when she had but a
"handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse..."
The lord promised her that
"The barrel of meal {should}not waste,
neither {should} the cruse of oil fail..."
and so it was.

We are so blessed!

The Lord is taking good care of us!
He is sending his Angels,
both from heaven and earth,
to bless our lives.

At a time where there could be despair,
we find
Hope, Love and Charity.
At a time where we could be blaming God
for such a trial in our life,
we find
more Faith and more Peace.

I am not sure how we will ever repay those blessings...

What I know is that we are blessed beyond what we could ever expect.

We are being watched over by a loving Heavenly Father,
He will bless us even more with a great job soon!

Monday, December 15, 2008

A Birthday for Zackary

Okay so I am way late in my postings but I still eed to do this post
even if I am more than a week late!

Zackary turned 5 the first week of December!

His best qualities are:

He is always helpful,

He is very curious about everything

He is a cuddler

He is smart

He has the biggest imagination ever!

Zack loves to play with his brothers and friends.

He is already a heart knocker with the ladies...
He has a 4yr old stalker @ preschool...

He is not shy about anything really.
He loves to tell the world what is going on.
When Joseph was laid off on Dec. 1st,
Zack made a point of telling everyone he saw that his Daddy didn't have a job anymore.
The funny thing is that he did it in such a proud way!

So the night of his birthday we had a few of his friends over for pizza, games and cake.
It was really fun!
We played don't eat Pete and pin the nose on the snowman...

Glad it was your birthday Zack! We had a BLAST!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Thank YOU!

To all of you who are keeping us in your prayers
and have fasted for us!
We continue to feel extremely blessed!
A few prospect but nothing for sure yet...
We are so grateful for all of you!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Life happens...

I have been debating whether or not to blog about this for a couple of days now...

I came to the conclusion that if nothing else I can share my blessings and express my gratitude.

We had a great Thanksgiving and a wonderful time with the Beckman's over thanksgiving week. We got home late Saturday night so we could make it to church Sunday. Joseph was taking charge of the WHOLE primary so all the other adults could go to relief Society or Priesthood. I also wanted to be present for our combined YM/YW lesson given by our bishop.

Joseph went to work really early Monday morning. They sold a few more cars and he had to book the deals before he could do payroll...

Early in the afternoon, he called me and asked me if I had found any more job openings for him. I had been looking for a little while... I asked "WHY? Are they letting you go?" to which he responded "YES"...

I can't really describe my reaction beyond the fact that it was filled with tears and a bit of a panic. My first reaction after hanging up was to get on my knees and pray. I asked for comfort and peace and for strength through this trial.

Throughout the day I was on the verge of tears. Joseph came home and applied to every open accounting job known to men! We talked a bit and I finally convinced him to call our Bishop for a blessing. Our inspired Bishop already knew. He had told his wife earlier that afternoon that he needed to check on us because he felt Joseph's work was going to fall through...

After a wonderful blessing, I could feel Joseph was more at peace and I felt better.

I am sooo thankful for the Priesthood. I am thankful for a loving Heavenly Father who hears, loves and watches over me and my family.

I have been reading the talks from our last general conference. All about "Joy in the journey", "The infinite power of Hope". Words of wisdom from our beloved and just recently passed away apostle Joseph B. Wirthlin about getting through rough times and accepting those trials as a Blessing and opportunity for growth.

I have felt peace and have felt joy in the many blessings I have been given. I see them everyday. I name them one by one. There is Power in gratitude.

I do not know what the future holds, I do not know how long this trial will go on. I pray it will be short. I pray we may learn all we need to quickly. I pray we may be blessed with work to provide for our family soon.

What I do know is that I am LOVED.
I know I am blessed.
I know my family will be blessed by this trial in our life.

There is stress and there is uncertainty, but amidst those feelings I see my Faith shining through. I know that my God will not withhold blessings from me and my family because we love and serve him. I know he will bless us. He loves us.

For this knowledge and certainty I will be eternally grateful.

I count my many blessing, I name them one by one.

I AM blessed.